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. >>> a member of one of america's most famous families is fighting for her life right now. eunice kennedy shriver is in critical condition. she's the sister of senator ted kennedy and the mother of maria shriver. back in 2007, the 88-year-old suffer add series of strokes. >>> a devastating fire destroyed this northwest d.c. mansion. it was a horrible fire. a week and a half later the mayor says we know why. bess parker has more on the water woes from this fire. >> reporter: this is where the fire happened. you can see it's a long road. what's unique is there's no side streets crossing it so there's lots of hydrant in the area. they had to pump water up from the south. factor in that the water lines in the area are small and the house was very big, put it altogether and you get the perfect storm. most of the first floor was already burning when firefighters arrived four minutes after the first call. the two hydrants put out less than the 500-gallons a minute than each one should in a five minute period. the pipes that lead to the hydrants are 75 years old, corroded and only eight inches wi
at the great america theme park. you can see rescuers there. they are trying to rescue 32 people that are stuck aboard that roller coaster. it is great america theme park in santa clara. the reports that are coming in are saying the incident started at 2:00. that would be local time there. we don't have any details that say exactly why the roller coaster beca stuck but we will have details for you and go back to them as we get them for you. >>> in other news, babies are not the only ones reaping the benefits of breast-feeding. a nurse's health study shows that women with a history of breast cancer have a lower risk of developing the disease before menopause if they breast- feed. they appear too have a lower risk of breast cancer. increased exposure to estrogen is one reason. estrogen levels often drop during breast-feeding. >>> a smile and positive outlook could help protect your health. a university of pittsburgh study looked at 100,000 women. the optimist in the group had a 14% lower risk of dying of any cause than the pessimists. it tracked women over 50 who had no signs of cancer or heart d
are very worried built h1n1 virus but more than 3 quarters of america plan to take extra measures to fight inspread. that is a good thing. they stress it's especially important for pregnant women and new parents to get the swine flu vaccine, although the vaccine is not available yet, the doctors recommend you get the seasonal flu vaccine. >>> remember www.myfoxdc.com is your swine flu headquarters. we have a list of resources available for on you our home page. you can find all the information under the health section. >>> you may have doe eyes for the deer in rock creek park but the population apparently is causing problems. now, wildlife officials are coming up with wia deer managent program to help gr control the deerlp population. and as fox 5s roz plater explains, one possible plan involves sharp shooters. >> reporter: if it seems you're seeing too many deer in and around rock creek park, you're on the mean. the park service puts the money at 82 deer per square mile and counting and in an urban setting without natural predators, the agency said the leave population is throwing the eco
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- minute free video. >>> america's heros overcoming fears in a new way. strapping on the skis and hitting the -- hitting the water. we'll take you along for the one-of-a-kind experience. >>> and on the news edge at 6, the gamers rejoice. a friendly price war could be what it takes to get the hint o. the xbox is not the only console slashing prices. we'll be right back.  >> check out these pictures. a bear trapped in a lettlia lit concrete skate park at the bottom of the skate park. this happened in colorado this week. look at the pictures. to get him out, the park decito do an experiment and delowered a long ladder sitting back and waited. the bear figured it out and climbed up. hasn't been seen since. >>> wounded veterans hit the water for the all-ski event in san antonio, texas. most lost limbs whole serving e country. for some, getting on the water was a chance to overcome their fears. for others, they used it to show the world their disability doesn't hold them back. >> just a higher self-esteem and knowing that i go something i thought i could not do. >> you know you have
for the scam making the rounds now. >>> and love her or hate her. america can't get enough of heidi montaug. the playboy spread is here and why some say it's sure to disappoint. surprise, surprise. still ahead. c >> cash for clunkers was meant to help with the mess. whole some are picking -- snatching a deal, many dealers are sounding the alarm saying they got the fraction of what they applied for. some are pressuring buyers to make a buyer responsible if not getting a reimbursement. >> how far do you go into this because you don't know where to go with it. >> the department of transportation said the success of the program has created a paperwork backlogjam and there are not enough staff members to process the thousands upon thousands of applications coming in. the d.o.t. said it will hire more staff to get the job done. >>> a warning for all animal lovers in virginia. one of the stories we're working on for the news edge at 6. a shelter shutting down adoptions following a serious outbreak. what you need ton. >>> plus, the womfrom these infamous photos causing a security
was ticketed. >>> one of america's well known journalists has died. robert novac died of brain cancer. fox 5 claudia coffey is live in the newsroom with more as friends remember a man with a vivid nickname. claudia? >> one of novac's friends tells me that he loved the nickname that he was known by, the prince of darkness. off camera he was the opposite, polite and kind, a true friend and a genuine journalist. robert novac gained a reputation as a bare knuckled pundit. bob franken said there was another side of novac that few people saw. >> on the air you would see bob novac and somebody who have what looked like a fight to the death. what you didn't see was the before and after in the green room where you we talking about fami, making plans to get together. >> novac made his mark as a columnist. the inside report with roll len evans april meard in -- appeared in newspapers around around the country. he gained prominence for unveiling the name of cia operative valerie plame. >> in south carolina during our mutual coverage of the presidential campaign, he asked if i could walk home with him to
who attacked america on 9/11 are plotting to o so again. >> reporter: othepriorities in the president's speech today, increased spending on veteran's health care and he assured them no one would take away their benefits. >>> outside of that vfw speech, protester and supporters voiced their take on the president's health care plan. it is getting attention across the country tonight. there is now a new approach coming from the whi house. >> reporter: emotions surrounding the overhaul of the nation's health care system erupted in to shouting matches outside of the convention center. that yelling mirroring the heat stages seen at town halls in recent weeks set off by the government run proposal. >> people are drawing a line and saying enough is enough. >> reporter: administration officials opened the door to abandoning the government run option and instead look at health insurance co-optives to compete with private insurers. different message than president obama said saying he believes the public option is a must. >> if the public option if it is not dead is on life support. >> reporter:
without a problem. he explained why he believes americans -- america's uninsured need coverage soon. >> what health care do they resort to if they don't have health care coverage and insurance? they go to the emergency room. uncompensated care in american costs 43billion. you and i pay that tax. in hire premiums and higher billings. >> conley says in 40 years it will over take the economy without a overhaul. >>> a deadly attack in ththe country is further in crisis. five car bombs exploded simultaneously killing 41 people. the blast happened after night fall leveling buildings around kandahar with damage so severe, officials fear the death toll will rise. investigators believe the blast was targeting a japanese construction company that mostly employees pakistani engineers. >>> violence erupts as the cntry wits learns to be the next president. karzai is facing a tougher challenge than expected with only 10% of the votes counted he is tied with the main challenger they went to the polls last week for the second ever presidential election. >> a home engulfed in flames tonight investig
choice or president. take a look. >> i have come here tonight to stand with you to change america to restore its future&to rise to our best ideals and to elect brama president of the united states.  >> tonight's consumer alert. how secure is your cell phone? a computer scientist is inviting people to hack your cell phone. according to "usa today," a dockitorral student doesn't believe the telecom companies have enough security. she wants hackers to break an inscription code on at&t and mobile phones and would allow anyone to eavesdrop on your conversation. >>> and trying to come up with ways to fix the financial mess. in maryland, the governor's new plan could mean more pothes in your commute. a whopping 90% of the money they were supposed to get for things like road repair was just taken away. el inny alnwick is here with more. >> reporter: montgomery and prince georges counties were supposed to get 33 million combined for road repair, bus service and sidewalks and they have to make due with less than 2 million each. the cities and counties took a huge hit so citizens can see a
they died from cancer. >>> one man made the battle of arthritis his mission. his pedaling across america to honor his mother. he covered 4,000 miles and 14 states over 65 days. they both have arthritis. today he shared his other inspiration. >> arthritis foundation has a campaign called let's move together. the point is that people with arthritis need to move, they need to be involved in activity, not high impact sports but activity that keeps joints movg like tai chi, water, warm water exercise programs that they offer. >> he has raised $56,000 so far. he will wrap up his ride sunday, the same day he celebrates his 60th birthday. >>> stop stressing. it can do a lot more harm, especially to your mental health. social stress, things caused by poverty, job loss can contribute to obesity. during tough times a hormone is released that causes more fat deposits in the abdomen. it's dangerous because ab dome men nal fat can lead to heart disease. >>> seven critically ill patients and 7 kidney donors are celebrating. >> the recipients met their donors. many are strangers. claudia coffey has more
.  >>> right now some of the big stories we're following here at 5, eunice knedy shriver, member of america's most famous family has died. she was a the sister of president and two senators. her legacy is with her work with the special olympics. she has helped millions of special needs athlet around the world. >>> more trouble for metro after a revelation that a 10- car train went through five stations before anybody noticed. that's two cars too many. it happened on july 31st. the investigation led to an employee being sus wended without -- suspended without pay. >>> police found carter delaney dead inside his family's leesburg home. friends believe delaney was trying to break up a fight between the dogs when he was attacked. a small dog was also killed. , now a consumer alert tonight. get ready for this one, some credit card companies are actually getting rid of the fees for exceeding your credit limit. american express will stop charging you for it come october. that's only for personal accounts, not small business credit cards. discover will only say it's ending the fees soon. before y
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